The first layout started out with a piece of off white cardstock and a maroon colored leaf patterned paper and ended with a cluster of smaller paper pieces in the bottom right corner.
I found an older photo of my parents with my nieces and nephew that worked perfectly with this color scheme. A punched scalloped circle, some flowers & brads, and a stamped sentiment adhered to a gift card envelope completed the layout.
The second starting point began with a piece of yellow cardstock, simply because it was the only other piece of 12x12 paper I had with me that day! I added an 8 1/2 x11 sheet of striped paper, a few scraps, and a 6x6 sheet, which ended up looking like this.
I'm excited to have these two older photos scrapped and proud of myself for trying my own starting points without a sketch or any inspiration piece to begin with. Have you created your own starting points? Did you enjoy it?